Cleaner public transport headed to Ivory Coast’s Abidjan

Posted: 31 January 2018 | | No comments yet

IVECO and IVECO Bus announce important new supply agreements which will begin the improvements in air quality and noise pollution in Abidjan…

IVECO BUS to deliver 400 buses to the Ivory Coast's economic capital

The transport authority for the city of Abidjan, in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, has signed an order with IVECO BUS for 400 Crossway Low Entry buses and made a further order of 50 Crealis buses running on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

IVECO BUS will deliver 450 buses to the city, virtually doubling the size of the fleet. The order consists of 400 12m Crossway Low Entry buses and 50 18m Crealis city buses which are powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines.

The Crealis models will be the first BHNS (High Service Level Bus) natural gas buses delivered to Africa, marking an important step forward. The natural gas buses will bring significant environmental benefits to the continent, and its inhabitants, as fine particle emission levels will drop down to nearly zero and the level of Nitrogen Oxide will be reduced by 60 per cent compared to the current Euro VI regulatory limit.

Noise levels are also reduced by 50 per cent with the CNG engines, offering quiet operation for the driver, passengers and pedestrians.

Alongside this contract, IVECO has agreed with ECOTI S.A. to provide 105 units consisting of 30 light duty Daily vehicles, 21 medium duty Eurocargo vehicles and 54 heavy duty Trakker vehicles.

IVECO and IVECO BUS specialise in natural gas commercial vehicles and buses, with some 23,000 vehicles currently in circulation. Abidjan’s commitment to improving its air quality and reducing pollution is demonstrated clearly in these new contracts.